Burns

Burns, Oregon commonly referred to as the gateway to the Steens Mountains, became a town in 1891 and is the county seat of Harney County. Burns offers the visitor breathtaking scenery, outdoor activities of hiking, fishing, hunting, camping and backpacking with easy access to the Steens Mountains and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge just 30 miles south of the City on US 205.  The 185,000 acres provides a Mecca for bird watchers as it is the habitat for over 250 species of migratory birds.  

A visit to downtown Burns provides opportunity for visitors to meet the friendly people of this western town, and view collections of arrowheads, art galleries and stores.  A visit to the Harney County Historical Museum is necessary and provides a history of the old west in Burns and Harney County, with historical photos, ranching memorabilia and full room restorations of the old western kitchen. 

For more information, visit ci.burns.or.us/

Burns

Population

Total Population

2,756

Population
Growth Rate

-0.19%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

32.700

Housing & Income

Households

1,268

Total Housing Units

1,492


Owner Occupied

847

Renter Occupied

421

Vacant

224

Median Home Value

$92,833


Average Home Value

$149,676

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.10%


Per Capita Income

2.59%

Income Projection

Median Household

$36,957 $40,554


Average Household

$53,748 $60,944


Per Capita

$24,803 $28,182

Workforce

Total Businesses

236

Total Employed

1,433

Workers 16+

916

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

5

Employed

9

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

11

Employed

45

Manufacturing

Businesses

7

Employed

51

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

7

Employed

62

Some
High School

150

Graduated
High School

499

Associates
Degree

147

Bachelor's
Degree

234

Graduate
Degree

132

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

886

Non-Resident Commuters

30

Drive Alone

794

Carpooled

17

Public

0

Work At Home

24


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